Studying Algol

“She teaches us to stand on our own two feet, to stick up for ourselves, to fight for the underdog, and to speak out when injustice is concerned. She is deliberately paired with specific planets for a reason. If she happens to be conjunct one of your planets, consider yourself an ambassador for the cause. Look for what, (planet) how, (sign) and where (house) you are being called upon to make a difference.”


Pallas Athene with the Head of Medusa's head on her breastplate also known as Algol. (A fixed star too )
Pallas Athene with the Head of Medusa’s head on her breastplate also known as Algol. (A fixed star too ) Watercolor by Hudley

“So the God of the sea raped Medusa, but what is more horrifying was Pallas Athena siding with the Gods in condemning her. This important part of the story is often skipped over… together with her rival Pallas Athena she became invincible. Maybe there is a message here, when former adversaries are united they become stronger. Algol is also definitely a star of transformation. The blinking binary star goes from light to dark in cycles, like Persephone.”


Quotes from….


Kepler College Astrology

https://keplercollege.org/index.php/articles/using-astrology/item/544-medusa-algol


https://astrobutterfly.com/2019/05/16/full-moon-in-scorpio-now-or-never/


 

By Hudley Flipside

Welcome to Hudley Flipside’s “The Seminary Of Praying Mantis Publishing.” Praying mantis shows me her story of life, death, and rebirth. For me she is an image or symbol of the divine in all things. I watch the praying mantis in my garden and have taken her image as my logo. She is an amazing little creature, and I relate to her connection to nature. We are both wild and part of this strange world. She is a part of my mythology as I am part of hers.

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